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Project 82

I thought it might be fun to review all the movies I’d seen at a theater during a particular year from my past, and since I love movies from the 1980s, I chose the year 1982, not only because that list contained a wide variety of movies and genres, but also because I actually had a list of every movie I’d seen in 1982, thanks to the ticket stubs I’d saved throughout the year.

Listed below along with the title of each of those 43 films (including two I saw twice) are the date and time I went, and the theater, city, and state where I saw them. Click any title shown in gold to link to its review. And as you’ll notice, most of these movies were seen at the Mann Rancho Bernardo 6, the multiplex which opened in my small town in 1980, and which immediately became the cinema of choice for my friends and I in the ’80s.

Project 82 - photo stubs final 80

# Title Date Time Theater City, State
01 Ghost Story Jan 05 2:10p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
02 Modern Problems Jan 09 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
03 Sharky’s Machine Jan 17 10:20p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
04 Death Valley Jan 25 1:00p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
05 Atlantic City Feb 03 2:00p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
06 The Kids Are Alright Feb 06 Mann Sports Arena 6 San Diego, CA
07 Neighbors Feb 07 2:50p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
08 House of Wax Feb 13 Vineyard Twin Cinema Escondido, CA
09 Chariots of Fire Feb 27 Vineyard Twin Cinema Escondido, CA
10 Arthur Mar 07 Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
11 Wizards Mar 27 12:15a Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
12 Deathtrap Mar 28 7:45p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
13 Chariots of Fire Apr 03 Vineyard Twin Cinema Escondido, CA
14 Cat People Apr 10 10:25p Mann University Towne Centre 6 La Jolla, CA
15 Robin Hood May 03 3:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
16 Forbidden World May 08 2:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
17 Forbidden World May 08 4:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
18 Conan the Barbarian May 14 2:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
19 Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid May 21 2:00p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
20 The Road Warrior May 24 12:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
21 Poltergeist Jun 05 Mann Valley Circle San Diego, CA
22 Rocky III Jun 15 4:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
23 Firefox Jun 22 7:45p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
24 The Thing Jun 25 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
25 Star Trek II Jul 02 Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
26 On Golden Pond Jul 09 12:00p Mann University Towne Centre 6 La Jolla, CA
27 The Secret of NIMH Jul 09 9:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
28 Blade Runner Jul 19 1:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
29 Tron Jul 30 10:00p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
30 The Last American Virgin Aug 06 8:20p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
31 E.T. Aug 17 Cinema Paramount Fremont, OH
32 Star Wars Aug 29 2:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
33 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Aug 31 10:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
34 Raiders of the Lost Ark Sep 02 10:30p Mann Oceanside 8 Oceanside, CA
35 A Boy and His Dog Sep 06 10:25p Mann Sports Arena 6 San Diego, CA
36 Endangered Species Sep 14 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
37 I Ought To Be in Pictures Sep 19 8:15p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
38 My Favorite Year Oct 18 12:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
39 First Blood Oct 22 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
40 Halloween III Nov 01 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
41 Creepshow Nov 11 3:00p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
42 Time Bandits Nov 12 7:45p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA
43 Best Friends Dec 26 10:30p Mann Rancho Bernardo 6 Rancho Bernardo, CA

Project 82

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2 comments on “Project 82

  1. grandrapidsgirl
    1/31/14

    What? Only one review here?! LOL. Project 82 – gotta love it! Great job!

    • Todd Benefiel
      1/31/14

      Thanks! And of course there’s only one review so far…otherwise, where’s the suspense?

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